Piggy opera

The second grade students did a wonderful job in last week's Three Piggy Opera!

Positivity Project:  Being present and giving others my attention
This element of the Other People Matter Mindset means that when we’re with other people, we are present and give them our full attention.  A deliberate focus on being present is so important today due to the increasing number of distractions vying for our time and attention.  Phone calls, text messages, emails, social media notifications all have the formidable capacity to pull us away from the present moment and what’s most important – our relationships with other people.

Save the Date – Community Meeting is May 20
On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm,  Wakefield Forest ES will host a community meeting in the cafeteria to discuss our current capacity and next steps as we move toward scheduled renovation. At the meeting, we will have representation from Region 5 leadership, facilities management and the School Board available to speak to these topics and to answer your questions. We hope you will engage in this community meeting.

Volunteer Luncheon is tomorrow, April 10
Please join us between 10:55 am and 1:50 pm for the Volunteer Luncheon in the WFES library. 

The Month Of The Military Child
April is when we celebrate children who are connected to the various branches of the armed forces.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, we are encouraging everyone to wear PURPLE to celebrate and honor our military connected students.

Lost and Found
We will be donating all items that have not been claimed by April 12.  If you are missing your child’s coat, sweatshirt, lunch box, water bottle, or any other item, we strongly encourage you to come in this week and look in the cafeteria any time between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  In the future, please label your child’s outerwear and lunchbox, even if it is just with a first name and last name initial. We’ll figure it out!

April is Autism Awareness Month

Message from FCPS about Family Engagement Survey
On March 24, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey.  Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of communicating, providing you opportunities to partner, developing positive relationships, and ensuring student success and more. The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.
1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.
For a direct link to the survey click HERE
We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools.

Two Weeks at a Glance

Today, Tuesday, April 9
7:45 – 8:25 am: Muffins with Mom (Last name L-Z) Overflow parking will be available at St. Matthew’s.  Thank you for vacating their parking lot no later than 8:30 am so that it doesn’t impact their morning pre-school kiss and ride drop off.

7:30 pm: PTA Meeting

Wednesday, April 10
10:55 am – 1:50 pm: Volunteer Luncheon
Purple Up for the Military Child Day

Thursday, April 11
7:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Grade 4 Field Trip to Jamestown
10:15 am – 6:00 pm: Grade 6 Field Trip to Hemlock Overlook

Friday, April 12
2:20 – 3:20 pm: Innovation Hour/Electives
SCA Spirit Day – Decades Day
SCA Officer Applications due by 4:00 pm

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19: Spring Break – No school for students. WFES Office is closed.

Tuesday, April 23
9:30 am – 1:15 pm: Kindergarten Field Trip to Oxon Hill (Pekarik and Starinchak)

Wednesday, April 24
Spring Portraits/Class Pictures

3:00 – 3:20 pm: SCA Candidates Meeting

6:30 – 8:00 pm: AAP Orientation

Thursday, April 25
SCA Campaigning begins
Progress Reports home
2:50 – 3:20 pm: Patrol Meeting

Friday, April 26
Grades 4-6 Band and Strings Morning Rehearsals

9:30 am – 1:15 pm: Kindergarten Field Trip to Oxon Hill (Cook and Doshi)

2:20 – 3:20 pm: Innovation Hour/Electives

6:30 – 8:30 pm: PTA Movie Night